On July 15, 2017, 220 of our supporters gathered at Propcellar in Memphis, TN to celebrate the people of Sudan and empower them through our life-changing programs. Here's what you accomplished:
The Good People
It was a good mix of old and new friends. You mingled, drank, ate, and participated at our Get Involved areas, all for our mission of empowering the people of Sudan. Simply put, you brought the magic. You were a part of something bigger than yourself for a few hours.
We also caught your bright faces on camera! Photos are now available to share on Facebook. Here's a few of our favorites (click or tap to expand):
The Good Beer
We served 7 tasting brews that ranged from an Icelandic pale ale brewed 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle to an oatmeal stout brewed just south in Jackson, MS. This year's kegs for the after tasting brews were provided by local favorite Wiseacre, with the food coming from Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant. We definitely weren't lacking in the drinks and eats department!
We Want Your Feedback!
A lot of planning goes into this annual event. You can help us make Good People Good Beer 2018 even better by completing a short survey we've setup online just for you. Your feedback, thoughts, and ideas will help us as we plan for next year's event!
A special thank you to our volunteers who made the evening possible!
Kindle Vickers, Jess Ajoc, Hamid Farzam, Chad Irwin, Kalin Fulton, Joshua Hatcher, Franklin Paz Arita, Carmen-Maria Mandley, Maggie Smith, Whitney Michele, Jeremy Warner, Robyn Neimann, Christie Richardson, Stephen Hackett, Jaclyn, Lauren Sully, Omnia Koumi, Rominic Clark, Jake Geyer, Brandon Dahlberg, Brandon Rushing, Kate Friedel, Logan Bratton, Shahid Tate, Andrew Wakkuri, Benjamin Brenner, Aaron Baggett, Erik Rocha, and Winy Dina.
And a big thank you to our event sponsors!
Great Wines and Spirits, Abyssinia, The Crescent Club, The Awkward Agency, Jim Keras Subaru, West Memorials, Kevin Thomas CPA, JemmiLou Rye, Miss Cordelia's, VACO, Euro Imports Ltd., Beth Bryson, Wiseacre Brewing Company, Juice by Lissa, Corckscrew Wine and Liquor, Joe's Liquor, Tamp and Tap, Cosco, Whit Mitchelle Boutique, Midtown Wine and Spirits, Sherika Fitness, Seeds of Greatness, Barbara Harrington, Elizabeth Dierrsen, Mary Kay, and Holly Rounds.
The people of Sudan are overcoming two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today: war and genocide. Operation Broken Silence is working to accelerate their ability to generate lasting change through media and mobilization, education and emergency response, and advocacy programs. Here are a few ways you can get involved:
1. Come See The Yida Photography Exhibit. Did you know that the photos at Good People Good Beer are actually part of a much larger traveling photo exhibit? The Yida Photography Exhibit will have its next public showing at the University of Memphis from September 11-15, 2017. LEARN MORE »
2. Register For Eden's Run 5K. Our annual family-friendly 5K run that supports our life-changing programs in Sudan returns for its 8th year on October 21, 2017! You can register for free and raise $100 or pay to enter and skip fundraising. LEARN MORE »
3. Join The Renewal. The Renewal is a monthly giving program that directly supports our education, emergency relief, and media programs in Sudan. It’s like your monthly subscription to a video, music, or internet cable service, but it empowers the Sudanese people! It also comes with perks like free tickets to all of our events. WATCH THE VIDEO »